Revisiting Frugal Decorating of Christmas Past

 I hope you are having a wonderful start to the holiday season.  Since saving money never goes out of style I decided to share this very popular post from 2013 once again.
Front Door Wreath
I hope the sign on my front door says it all.  Welcome Friends.  I am very excited to share a few more tips on how to decorate without spending a fortune.

Decorating your home for Christmas doesn’t have to break your budget.
The wreath on my front door is my favorite wreath.  It has a very high end look but I purchased it 3 years ago for $5 at the Goodwill.  It has been many different places in my home but I love it on the front door.  I spruced it up with a new bow made of the same ribbon I used on the inside of the house.  You can see that here.
The chalkboard sign is from Hobby Lobby.  It was $4.99 before the 40% off coupon.  There is no way I could every write anything as gorgeous as the sentiments on a chalkboard so I whipped one up on Picmonkey and taped it to the sign with double sided tape.  If I knew how to add a download I would share it with you.
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Here is that green ribbon again, this time in the dining room.  I placed it on top of a burlap table runner.  I like a more simple table vignette and ths one looks good now and it will be great when the table is set.
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Dining Room
I anchored the arrangement with some candles and I added the red berries for color.   Over the years I have kept all types of berries and pinecones from flowers I bought at the grocery store or from other decorations so now I have a nice little collection.
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I changed up the decorations in my breakfast nook quite a bit this year.  I have never had garland in the nook before but since I didn’t have any on the mantel this year I had an extra and I love it in here.  Moving old decorations to new locations makes them feel new and fresh.
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I added a little pillow to my bench and I hung my old Coke crate on the wall.  I will be placing some small ornament in the cubbies of the crate.
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Breakfast Nook Table
The breakfast table also got the burlap and ribbon treatment.  I moved my place rack from the kitchen to here and added some real pears.  You might notice that one pear is missing, I confess I got hungry while taking all these pictures and I ate it.  Inside the cake plate are some vintage ornaments that I picked up at Goodwill for $1.50.
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Gidget spent the afternoon watching me decorate from her basket in the family room.
Kitchen Counters
I usually have a picture of a pear in this frame that hides the electric plug and a ton of cords.  The pear just looked out of place with all the holiday décor so I found this free chalkboard printable from Nest of Posies and placed it in the frame.
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This basket of “baking” items is something that changes every year.  The lemon extract was my grandmother’s, the sugar is 5 years old and is as hard as a rock, the vintage ornaments are from the Goodwill and the copper cookie cutters are actually cheap little ones I spray painted with copper spray.
Now go forth and decorate.
Thanks for reading,
Traci

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